200 jobs coming to Barnwell Co.

BLACKVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A company that makes product display cases is bringing more than 200 new jobs to Barnwell County.

Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that Miami-based NK Newlook is locating a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Blackville. The company will invest $5 million and create 212 new jobs.

Officials say the company is taking over a building previously occupied by Allied Air.

Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt says NK Newlook chose South Carolina in part for the state's workforce training programs.

The Commerce Department is providing the company with a Rural Infrastructure Fund grant worth $200,000.

Hiring is to start next month.

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